Potomac Chapter

Last updated: November 11, 2014 at 9:10 am

Message from the Dean 

Dear Chapter Members and Friends,

 Welcome to the website of the Potomac Chapter of the AGO.  We are glad you have decided to learn more about our Chapter and its activities.
Our Chapter is open to all who share an interest in the organ and music for organ.  We strive to uphold the mission as stated by the American Guild of Organists, to “enrich lives through organ and choral music” by promoting excellence in the performance of music for organ and choral singers; providing continuing education opportunities for the growth of our membership and friends; providing opportunities for gatherings and mutual support; encouraging the future of music for organ and choral singing; and by welcoming a wider variety of audiences.  The standards of those of us who are members of the Guild are high, yet we always welcome those who are newcomers to the organ and its music.
Within this website you will find information that will enable you to be engaged in the activities of the Guild, and to find its officers and members at the ready to promote the music of the instruments we all know and love.
We wish you the best on your journey into the world of the organ and its music, and we hope to see you at Potomac Chapter events.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Emily Koons, Dean

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Local Events

2014-2015 AGO Chapter Programs and other church programs

Nov 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 12:10 PM, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, Washington, DC.  First Wednesday of the month concert featuring Greg Morris, Associate Organist of the Temple Church, London, UK.

TriChapter Event

4:00 Nov 16 PipeSpectacular

Parker Ramsay, recitalist

St. Luke’s Catholic Church, McLean, VA

 

December 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 12:10 PM, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, Washington, DC.  First Wednesday of the month concert featuring the Madrigal Singers of St. Alban’s and National Cathedral School, Ben Hutto, Director.

Sunday, December 7, 5 PM, Church of the Redeemer, Episcopal, 6201 Dunrobbin Drive at MacArthur Blvd, Bethesda, MD. A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent, modeled after the famed service held each year at King’s College Cambridge. Adult and Youth Choirs, Benjamin Hutchens, guest conductor.  Reception.

Jan 2015

Combined POTOMAC & NOVA Chapters: Twelfth Night service and catered dinner at All Saints Episcopal Church, Chevy Chase, Monday, Jan 5

DC:  Jan 11 Feast of the Baptism Annual Dinner/Meeting at the Franciscan Monastery, Washington, DC

 

Feb 2015

DC:  Feb 16 Presidents’ Day Road Trip to Richmond

Combined POTOMAC & NOVA: Mon, Feb 23 Workshop led by David Gortner, organist, professor and NOVA chaplain:  How not to get burned out and stay spiritually fresh  – at the Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence – Burke, VA

 

March 2015

POTOMAC: Reading session of new organ and choral music by local composers; date and location TBA

 

April 2015

Combined program: DC-sponsored, NOVA & POTOMAC

Mon April 27 7:30 PM, Olivier Latry Master Class, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown

Tues April 28, 7:30 PM, Olivier Latry Organ Recital at St John’s Georgetown Tickets: $15

 

May 2015

Combined program: POTOMAC & NOVA: Sat, May 16

Frederick MD Organ Crawl (Brenda Weiser, coordinator)

9:30 AM Kline Residence, Thurmont, 11:30-1 free for lunch in Frederick.  1 PM Evangelical Lutheran Church, Brenda Weiser host; 2 PM Evangelical Reformed UCC, Alison Shafer, host.

DC: Sunday, May 17 First Annual DCAGO/Monastery Young Organists Competition, Franciscan Monastery

 

June 2015

6:30 Mon, June 15 Combined NOVA & POTOMAC End-of-year cookout at home of Joe Graif – Fairfax (near Route 50 and 495)

 

Our thanks to SubDean Mary Ann Willow for all her work together with the Deans and SubDeans of the DC and NOVA Chapters in setting up the programs for this year.

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Newsletter

Heel & Toe’ Editor – potomacago@gmail.com
The deadline for submissions is the tenth of the preceding month. Pictures and items are welcomed. You may also write to:
Gerald Piercey
4008 Decatur Ave.
Kensington, MD 20895-1505

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Membership

OFFICERS:

Dean Emily Koons 301-788-0337 emilykkoons@gmail.com

SubDean Mary Ann Willow 301-424-6523 mwillow@verizon.net

Secretary David McCahan 301-345-5465 Dfmc37@gmail.com

Treasurer Dave Haykin 301-854-3245 georgiendave@verizon.net

Registrar Gerald Piercey 301-642-2809 potomacago@gmail.com

Chaplain Rev. Dr. Cheryl Tatham 301-654-3631 nc4pastor@verizon.net

Members at Large

Class of 2014

Becky Lee 301-963-4788
beckylee4music@verizon.net

Class of 2015

Brenda Weiser 301-865-6113
brenda.weiser@me.com

Deborah Hess 301-518-3448
deborahkijakhess@hotmail.com

Class of 2016

Clarice Snyder, 240-417-5873, musicjs1@gmail.com

 

Heel & Toe Editor Gerald Piercey 301-642-2809
potomacago@gmail.com

Historian Emily Koons 301-788-0337
emilykkoons@gmail.com

Auditor TBA

TEACHERS:  The Potomac Chapter makes no claim or representation regarding the skills or qualifications of any of the listed individuals. Determination of same is the responsibility of the party engaging their services.

Karen K. Bartman 202-213-6895

PIANO & ORGAN kbartman@starpower.net

Carolyn Booth 301-963-1353
PIANO, ORGAN, THEORY/HISTORY CLBmuscmkr@aol.com

Jane Bowie 410-859-0020
General Music jbowie7@verizon.net

Carol Dennis 301-216-5057
PIANO,ORGAN JeroDeni@comcast.net

Jeffrey J. Doenges 301-571-1711
PIANO, ORGAN jjdoenges@aol.com

Emily Koons Primary Cell 301-788-0337
PIANO Home 410-346-7161 emilykkoons@gmail.com

Dale Krider 443-385-0757
ORGAN, CONDUCTING, EXAM PREP. dale.krider@goeaston.net

Kenneth Lowenberg 301-299-8765
Organ, Theory, Composition kenlowenberg@verizon.net

Serena Moore 301-499-8818
PIANO

Linda J. Pannebaker 301-572-7274
PIANO lpannebaker@gmail.com

Jeffrey Pannebaker 301-572-7274
ORGAN,THEORY jpannebaker@email.com

Peter John Patente 301-449-6394
ORGAN and PIANO

Nae H. Pearson, III 301-422-9599
PIANO ORGAN,VOICE,WOODWINDS Holymusic@aol.com

Elizabeth D. Schneider 301-408-3839
PIANO CELLO MUSIC THEORY dscmusicstudio@gmail.com

Clarice Jane Snyder 240-417-5873
PIANO and ORGAN musicjs1@gmail.com

Samuel Springer 410-483-0808 301-229-5383
Organ,Piano widor1@yahoo.com

Kitty Yang 301-717-4120

Organ, kittychitiyang@jhu.edu

 

SUBSTITUTE MUSICIANS – POTOMAC CHAPTER
This is a list of persons who have indicated a desire to be called for substituting at church services. No specific qualifications are implied by their inclusion on this list. There are individuals on this listing that may still be in the learning phase of their career and the Potomac Chapter has no knowledge of their capability to serve as a substitute. The employer is responsible for determining that a substitute will adequately meet the needs of the church.

Abbreviations: O – Organist, D – Director, OD, Organist/Director, H – Handbells, L – Liturgical Services, NL – Non-Liturgical Services, S – Synagogue, DC – Available in DC, MD – Available in MD, NV, available in VA

Karen Bartman 202-213-6895
O D OD H DC MD kbartman@starpower.net

Anna Belinky 301-540-4849
O DC MD

Jeffrey Binckes

O L NL DC MD jbinckes@aol.com

Rosemary Birchard 301-345-1943
O OD NL NV DC MD

Carolyn Booth 301-963-1353
O D OD H L NL NV DC MD CLBmuscmkr@aol.com

Lisa Adler Brinkman 301-493-4894 lisa.brinkmann@rjbrinkmann.com

O L NL NV DC MD

Susan S. Burkhalter 301-946-1077

O D OD HB L NL NV DC MD scastlekep@aol.com

Peggy Lacey Craig 304-258-8088

O OD L  NL DC MD NV WV PLCraig3@comcast.net

Judith Daffer 410-381-2014
O D OD L NL DC MD juude@aol.com

Edmond S. Charles 301-805-1173
O DC MD ed.charles@hotmail.com

Peggy Lacey Craig 304-258-8088

O OD L  NL DC MD NV WV PLCraig3@comcast.net

Gillian R. Flack gillianrflack@comcast.net

O D OD L NL NVDC MD

Donald R. Hague 301-989-9317
O OD L DC MD haguedon@aol.com

Kristi Johnson 301-897-5631
O L NL DC MD kokar80@verizon.net

Marjorie Jovanovic 301-216-4689
O OD L NL DC MD

Rachel Kasianowicz
O L NL MD surpher@me.com

Richard Lalumondier 301-987-2685
O D OD L NL NV DC MD MLBOS@MLBDV.com

Becky J. Lee 301-963-4788
O D OD HB L NL NV DC MD beckylee4music@verizon.net

Kenneth Lowenberg 301-299-8765 Weddings and funerals only
O D OD HB L NL NV DC MD kenlowenberg@verizon.net

Lynn Monkes 301-317-2654
O D OD HD L NL MD lmonkres2006@comcast.net

Sharon Ollison 301-340-9308
OD L NV DC MD snollison232@aol.com

Linda Pannebaker 301-572-7274
O OD H L NL NV DC MD lpannebaker@gmail.com

Clarice Snyder 240-417-5873

O OD L NL NV DC MD  musicjs1@gmail.com

Kathryn A. Smith 301-540-1191
Organist

Rev. Dr. Cheryl Tatham tlc4652@gmail.com
D L DC MD

Eleanor Timberlake nlt919@verizon.net
O L NL NV DC MD 410-730-3222

Jason West 202-413-0147
O D OD H L NL S NV DC MD jasonkentwest@outlook.com

Ingrid Williams 410-730-7038
O OD HD L MD Iwill37512@aol.com

MEMBERS:

Karen K. Bartman kbartman@starpower.net

202-213-6895

Henry R. Bauer Hbauermus@aol.com

Mary J. Beaudoin m.beaudoin3@verizon.net
301-754-2444

Alina Belenky Alina.Belenky@gmail.com
301-540-4879

Jeffrey B. Binckes jbinckes@aol.com

Rosemary Birchard
301-345-1943

Carolyn Lamb Booth CLBmuscmkr@aol.com
301-963-1353

Jane L. Bowie 410-859-0020
jbowie7@verizon.net

Cheryl A. Branham cbranham@calvarydc.org
202-347-8355

Kay (Karen) Bredberg
kbredberg76@gmail.com

Lisa Adler Brinkmann lisa.brinkmann@rjbrinkmann.com
301-993-4894

Ken Brown kbrown@dafferorgans.com

Susan Burkhalter scastlekep@aol.com
301-946-1077

Barbara Peterson Cackler bcackler@gmail.com

Edmond Charles ed.charles@hotmail.com
301-805-1173

Gary Clark garyeclark@aol.com
240-277-7621

Peter Crisafulli peter.crisafulli@allsaintchurch.net
301-977-2370

Judith A. Daffer juude@aol.com
410-381-2014

Carol B. Dennis JeroDeni@comcast.net
301-216-5057

Jeffrey J. Doenges
301-571-1711

George Drumwright drumwrig@gmail.com
301-589-7070

Beryl Elwood
480-926-1467

Gillian R. Flack

gillianrflack@comcast.net

KathrynE.Griffin kathrynegriffin@hotmail.com

Theodore Mikell Guerrant guerrant@umd.edu
240-568-0452

Donald R. Hague haguedon@aol.com
301-989-9317

Deborah Kijak-Hess 301-518-3448 deborahkijakhess@hotmail.com

Charlene Hudson 301-868-4683

Solveig Ingersoll singersoll@me.com
303-459-1125

Kristi Planck Johnson kokar80@verizon.net
301-897-5631

Robert I. Jones rijones26@msn.com
301-474-2857

Marjorie Jovanovic 301-216-4689

Rachel Kasianowicz

Emily Kelly Koons emilykoons@gmail.com
cell 301-788-0337

Amy C. Kraft kraftac61@aol.com
301-277-5851

Dale Krider dale.krider@goeaston.net
301-552-2562

Richard Lalumondier mlbos@mlbdv.com
301-987-2685

Becky Lee beckylee4music@verizon.net
301-963-4788

Kenneth D. Lowenberg kenlowenberg@verizon.net
301-299-8765

Eran Lupu

Mary Elizabeth Maldarelli
mmaldar1@jhu.edu

David McCahan DFMc37@gmail.com
301-345-5465

Lynn Monkres 301-317-4654
lmonkres2006@comcast.net

Serena M. Moore 301-449-8818

Marilyn Murchison marilyn@oslclaurel.org
301-776-7670

Jeffrey R. Pannebaker jpannebaker@email.com

301-572-7274

Linda J. Pannebaker lpannebaker@gmail.com
301-588-4363 X245

Justus F. Parrotta jfparrotta@gmail.com
703-256-9193

Peter J. Patente
301-449-6394 cell 202-837-0637

Nae H. Pearson, III Holymusic@aol.com
301-422-9599

Harriet Peterson 810-772-1734
nymihats@yahoo.com

Gerald L. Piercey potomacago@gmail.com
301-642-2809

Kristin Rao

301-5703915

Maria Sampogna

Joseph K. Sanchez
301-595-8851

Elizabeth Schneider dscmusicstudio@gmail.com
301-408-3839

John Schruefer JSchruefer@aol.com

Carl C. Schwartz 301-236-0315

Patricia K. Severinsen pksentltd@verizon.net
301-326-5612

Clarice J. Snyder musicjs1@gmail.com

240-417-5873

Samuel Springer widor1@yahoo.com

Sylvia Stanton sylvia7@bellatlantic.net
301-586-8073

Mary Steele 240-355-4956
mesteelecs@yahoo.com

Alberta Stith ajhstith@msn.com

Donna Swanson 301-843-3491
donnaiswanson.spc29@yahoo.com

Eleanor Timberlake nlt919@verizon.net
410-730-3222

Ann Timpane atimpane@stjohnsnorwood.org
301-654-7767

Brenda J. Weiser brenda.weiser@me.com
301-865-6113

Jason West jasonkentwest@outlook.com
202-413-0147

Ingrid Williams Iwill37512@aol.com
410-730-7038

Mary Ann Willow mwillow@verizon.net
301-424-6523

Jose L. Zambrana, Jr. jzambranajr@gmail.com
301-502-0717
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Placement

Positions available:

 

Maryland

8/2/14

Director of Music and Worship Arts (available: 9/1/14)

Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church (congrega. size: 800+)

610 South Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg MD 20877-7197

Contact: dmwagpc@gmail.com

To direct: 2 Children’s vocal choirs, 3 Adult/Youth bell choirs, Adult Chancel Choir; supervise 2 Children’s bell choirs, 1 Praise choir, and

Youth and Adult Praise Bands — Total: 11 (directing 6 groups, supervising 5)

Number of staff supervised: 2 paid staff, plus volunteers

Average hours per week (including preparation time): 40

Instruments: II/22 Schantz pipe organ, age 33 yrs; Casio PX-300 Keyboard; Yamaha piano, age 21.5 yrs

Annual salary: commensurate with experience and AGO guidelines (approx. $50,000-55,000)

No. of weeks’ paid vacation: Ten paid holidays plus 15 days of paid annual leave

No. of weeks’ continuing education: Upon approval.

Health Insurance, Books/Music Allowance, Sick Leave, Maternity/Paternity Leave, Unemployment and Continuing Education Fund

“Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church is a global caring community of faith, centered in Jesus Christ. We exhibit diversity: ethnic, generational, political, financial, educational, theological and musical. At present we have 11 music ensembles, some directed by volunteers and others by staff. We offer three services from Sept. through May and two services in the summer, with music ranging from traditional to contemporary.”

For a full job description and to apply, please go to our website at

http://www.gpchurch.org/grow/job-opportunities/

Contact dmwagpc@gmail.com for any questions.

 

8/29/14

ORGANIST/PIANIST/ACCOMPANIST (avail. Sept. 2014)

St. Patrick Catholic Church (congrega. size: 2100 families)

4101 Norbeck Road, Rockville, MD 20853        Phone: 301-924-2285 x306

Avg. hrs/week: 6    Instruments: Allen electr. organ, 8 yrs old; grand piano    Salary: $150 per Mass, $100 per rehearsal

“St. Patrick’s does a blend of traditional and contemporary music. There is a 2-manual Allen, and Beckstein grand piano. The choir has approximately 30 members singing a wide range of music styles from chant to contemporary.  Applicants should be able to lead hymn singing, possess good sight-reading abilities and have some improvisational skills. The successful candidate will be expected to prepare a prelude and postlude each week.”

Contact: Henry Bauer at music@stpatricksmd.org

 

9/4/14

Organist (avail. as negotiated)

Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church (congrega. size: 200)

10123 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895      Phone: 301-949-2900

To play for Sunday worship and one Thursday evening choir rehearsal, plus occasional special services.  Ave hours/week: 8-9

Instruments: III/29 Moller pipe organ; multiple pianos; harpsichord

Annual salary: $12,000-$13,000; contin. educa. paid vacation, and opportunity to teach

    The Warner congregation values mission, music, and education.  It is warm and welcoming  and appreciates the centrality of music in the worship experience.

      The successful candidate will have outstanding organ and keyboard skills and the ability to work closely with the Director of Music and Pastor to select music that is diverse, creative, and enhances the worship service.  The Organist should have experience as a church organist and be knowledgeable about reformed worship.

     For more information about Warner, please see www.warnermemorial.org 

 

11/8/14

Minister of Music

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone:  (301) 530-1800

Organ:  Galanti Praeludium III

Average hours per week:  15

Salary: per Diocesan guidelines

Help us develop a music program!  St. Luke’s, a diverse and growing congregation, is seeking a Minister of Music—a talented musician and leader who is able to engage the congregation as a whole, and individuals and groups in the congregation, in a dynamic music program that both uses traditional Episcopal sources and draws on a wide range of other sources. For more information about St. Luke’s and a complete job description, please visit stlukesbethesda.org.  Interested candidates should send their resumes by mail or by e-mail to music.search@stlukesbethesda.org,

 

District of Columbia

(none at this time)

 

Northern Virginia

9/3/14

ORGANIST/ACCOMPANIST (avail. Oct. 1)

Messiah United Methodist Church (congrega. size: 500)

6215 Rolling Rd. Springfield, VA 22152

Avg. hrs/week: 17.5

Three Sunday services: 8:15, 9:30 & 11 am;

Choir rehearsals: Thurs. 7:45-9:15 pm & Sun. 7:45-8:15 am.

Education/experience: minimum BM, prefer MM, and 5+ years’ svc. playing

Essential skills: sight reading and accompanying; flexibility and versatility.

Instrument: 4-man. Monarke custom digital organ, 118 virtual ranks, 3 yrs old

Salary within AGO guidelines; 2 weeks’ paid vacation

“Traditional Methodist congregation”

Submit recordings (one hymn and one piece of your choice), resume and any   other audio examples/web links to:

Ms. Cathi Eifert, Director, Church Administration at (703) 569-9862 x121

or e-mail: ceifert@messiahumc.org

 

9/20/14

Organist (avail: immediately)

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection (congrega. size: 50-80)

2280 N. Beauregard St. Alexandria, VA 22311          Phone: 703-998-0888

Number of staff supervised (if any): 2

Average hours per week (including preparation time): 7

Instruments: II/7 pipe organ, 70 yrs old; Yamaha or Kawai piano, 20 yrs old

Annual salary: $7k – 10k; negotiable paid vacation and books/music allowance

“We have one Sunday service at 10:00 a.m. where we use all different styles of music. Led by the Director of Music, we have a 12-voice, 4-part choir that sings an anthem during each service accompanied by the organist/pianist.  Choir rehearsals are held on Wednesdays, at 7:30 p.m., and warm-up rehearsal on Sunday begins at 9:00 a.m. prior to the service.”

Contact: Deena Jaworski at the church.

 

Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.

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Certification
The AGO offers examinations for certification for organists and choral directors.   Potomac Chapter members Dale Krider and Kenneth Lowenberg offer lessons for study toward these examinations.   Please contact them at dale.krider@goeaston.net, and kenlowenberg@verizon.net.

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Potomac Organ Institute

The Potomac Organ Institute was founded in 1988 to interest young people in the field of church music by providing instruction on the pipe organ. Auditions for prospective students are held each summer and scholarship recipients receive one year of free organ instruction from a volunteer Tri-Chapter Guild member with lessons from September through May. Students participate in a master class, present a spring recital, become members of their local AGO chapter, and receive a complimentary subscription to The American Organist magazine.

I am writing to ask you to identify a student or students – grades 7 and up, or adults – who have a good piano background, are interested in learning to play the organ, and who would benefit from a year of organ instruction.

Auditions will be held on Saturday morning, August 23, and again on Saturday afternoon, September 6 at All Saints Church, Chevy Chase, MD. For information, including a downloadable audition form and list of requirements, please go to our website, www.potomacorganist.org.

Over the years we have discovered that these beginning organists make remarkable progress during this time of free instruction. Most continue organ lessons after their scholarship year and some even go on to study organ and/or church music in college.

I am grateful for any assistance you can provide in identifying students – young people and adults – for this unique program. The number of scholarships available is limited, so those with an interest in this opportunity are encouraged to check out our website as soon as possible and submit an application by August 18, 2014.

Sincerely,

Peter Crisafulli

POI Coordinator

peter.crisafulli@allsaintschurch.net

 

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Links

Potomac Organ Institute (POI) -www.potomacorganist.org

DiGennaro-Hart Organ Company 301-320-4700
michaelvhart@aol.com

David M. Storey, Pipe Organ Service 410-728-8106
DMS1518@aol.com

R. A. Daffer Organs 301-953-2671
kbrown@Dafferorgans.com

Austin Organs, Inc.
Carl Schwartz, Regional Representative 301-236-0315
ruxtoncar@aol.com

Lewis & Hitchcock Organs 301-931-2374
info@lhorgans.com 

Levsen Organ Company 410-768-9557
cwames@aol.com

Reuter Organs 785-843-2622
www.reuterorgan.com

Cornel Zimmer Organ Builders 1-866-749-7223
mail@zimmerorgans.com www.zimmerorgans.com

The Musical Source 202-387-7401
jack@musicalsource.com

Foxes Music 703-533-7303

foxesmusic@mindspring.com

Jordan Kitt’s Music 800-466-9510 x 1259
institutionalsales@jordankitts.com

Amy Taylor Harpsichords 301-530-4480
amy2taylor@yahoo.com

Central Pipe Organ Service 540-636-9680
cenposer@shentel.net

Cantor Organs 800-357-4545
wayne@eminent-usa.com

Mason & Risch Vocalion 703-330-1573
jkackley1@msn.com

Acoustical Consulting Services
neil@akustx.com www.akustx.com

Stiner-Reck Incorporated 502-634-3636

Hilbus Chapter Organ Historical Society
www.hilbus.org

AGO National website